David Laskin

Seaside Inferno: IDF forces opened fire on the ship before it could land.

Irgun Fighter Remembers the Altalena

As a Jew-versus-Jew battle raged on Israel’s shore in 1948, former Irgun foot soldier Malca Fein fought through the thick of it — and found the love of her life.

They Are Family: Researching his genealogy for his book, ‘The Family,’ David Laskin learned of his Vilna ancestors, seen here circa 1933.

A Report From the Jewish Genealogists’ Summer Camp

This year’s Jewish Genealogical Societies conference took place in Utah because of the Mormon-run Family History Library. David Laskin reports from the peculiar gathering.

They Are Family: Researching his genealogy for his book, ‘The Family,’ David Laskin learned of his Vilna ancestors, seen here circa 1933.Preserving History: The world of Doba and her family comes vividly to life in David Laskin?s new book ?The Family.?

Unread Family Letters Open Window Onto Life on the Eve of the Holocaust

While reading old family letters, David Laskin discovers the legacy of his grandparents who chose not to help relatives stuck in Europe.